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Spring 2017

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
CHEM B104-001General Chemistry IISemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFPark 259Francl,M.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:10 PM FPark 259
CHEM B104-002General Chemistry IISemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFPark 243Laviska,D.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM FPark 243
CHEM B104-00AGeneral Chemistry IISemester / 1Lab/Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM MPark 278Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM MPark 182
CHEM B104-00BGeneral Chemistry IISemester / 1Lab/Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM TPark 278Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM TPark 182
CHEM B104-00CGeneral Chemistry IISemester / 1Lab/Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM WPark 278Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM WPark 182
CHEM B104-00DGeneral Chemistry IISemester / 1Lab/Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM THPark 278Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM THPark 182
CHEM B212-001Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1LEC: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFPark 180Malachowski,B., Schmink,J.
Recitation: 2:10 PM- 3:00 PM FPark 180
CHEM B212-002Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1LEC: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWFPark 25Malachowski,B., Schmink,J.
Recitation: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM FPark 25
CHEM B212-00AOrganic Chemistry II: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM MPark 179Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B212-00BOrganic Chemistry II: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1LEC: 2:10 PM- 5:30 PM TPark 179Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B212-00COrganic Chemistry II: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM WPark 179Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B212-00DOrganic Chemistry II: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM THPark 179Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B212-00EOrganic Chemistry II: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1LEC: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM TPark 179Karagiaridi,O., Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B212-098Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1LEC: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM MPark 243Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B212-099Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic ChemistrySemester / 1LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM TPark 180Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B213-001Organic Chemistry II for Chem/Biochemistry MajorsFirst Half / 0.5LEC: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFPark 180Schmink,J.
Recitation: 2:10 PM- 3:00 PM FPark 180
CHEM B213-00AOrganic Chemistry II for Chem/Biochemistry MajorsSemester / 0.5Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM MPark 179Karagiaridi,O., Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B213-00BOrganic Chemistry II for Chem/Biochemistry MajorsSemester / 0.5Laboratory: 2:10 PM- 5:30 PM TPark 179Karagiaridi,O., Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B213-00COrganic Chemistry II for Chem/Biochemistry MajorsSemester / 0.5Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM WPark 179Karagiaridi,O., Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B213-00DOrganic Chemistry II for Chem/Biochemistry MajorsSemester / 0.5Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM THPark 179Karagiaridi,O., Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B213-00EOrganic Chemistry II for Chem/Biochemistry MajorsSemester / 0.5Laboratory: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM TPark 179Karagiaridi,O., Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B213-098Organic Chemistry II for Chem/Biochemistry MajorsSemester / 0.5Pre-Lab: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM MPark 180Karagiaridi,O., Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B213-099Organic Chemistry II for Chem/Biochemistry MajorsSemester / 0.5Pre-Lab: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM TPark 180Karagiaridi,O., Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B214-001Intermediate Organic Chemistry for Chem/Biochemistry MajorsSecond Half / 0.5LEC: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFPark 180Schmink,J.
Recitation: 2:10 PM- 3:00 PM FPark 180
CHEM B222-001Physical Chemistry IISemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWPark 229Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B231-001Inorganic ChemistrySemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHPark 278Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B252-001Research Methodology IISemester / 1LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM TPark 227Francl,M., Francl,M., Francl,M., Goldsmith,J., Goldsmith,J., Goldsmith,J.
LEC: 1:10 PM- 5:00 PM THPark 264
Colloquium: 4:10 PM- 5:00 PM MPark 180
CHEM B377-001Biochemistry II: Biochemical Pathways and MetabolismSemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHPark 264White,S.
CHEM B399-001Senior SeminarSemester / 1LEC: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM FPark 264Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B399-002Senior SeminarSemester / 1
CHEM B399-003Senior SeminarSemester / 1
CHEM B399-004Senior SeminarSemester / 1
CHEM B399-005Senior SeminarSemester / 1
CHEM B399-006Senior SeminarSemester / 1
CHEM B399-007Senior SeminarSemester / 1
CHEM B403-001Supervised ResearchSemester / 0.5,1Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B403-001Supervised ResearchSemester / 0.5,1Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B701-001Supervised WorkSemester / 1Lecture: Date/Time TBABurgmayer,S.
CHEM B701-002Supervised WorkSemester / 1Lecture: Date/Time TBAGoldsmith,J.
CHEM B701-003Supervised WorkSemester / 1Lecture: Date/Time TBAKung,Y.
CHEM B701-004Supervised WorkSemester / 1Lecture: Date/Time TBAMalachowski,B.
CHEM B701-005Supervised WorkSemester / 1Lecture: Date/Time TBASchmink,J.
CHEM B701-006Supervised WorkSemester / 1Lecture: Date/Time TBAWhite,S.
MATH B102-001Calculus IISemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFPark 338Myers,A.
MATH B102-002Calculus IISemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFPark 338Pezzimenti,S.

Fall 2017

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

Spring 2018

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

2016-17 Catalog Data

CHEM B103 General Chemistry I
Fall 2016
For students with some back ground in chemistry who are motivated, self-directed learners. Topics include aqueous solutions and solubility; the electronic structure of atoms and molecules; chemical reactions and energy; intermolecular forces. Examples discussed in lecture and laboratory workshop include environmental sciences, material sciences and biological chemistry. Lecture three hours and Chemistry workshop three hours a week. The laboratory workshop period will be used for traditional chemical experimentation or related problem solving. The course may include individual conferences, evening peer-led instruction sessions. Prerequisite: Quantitative Readiness Required.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B104 General Chemistry II
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Enhanced Section
Spring 2017
A continuation of CHEM B103. Topics include chemical reactions; introduction to thermodynamics and chemical equilibria; acid-base chemistry; electrochemistry; chemical kinetics. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour and laboratory three hours a week. May include individual conferences, evening problems or peer-led instruction sessions. Prerequisite: CHEM B103 with a grade of at least 2.0 or chemistry department placement or permission of the instructor. Students interested in the intensive section of CHEM B104 must have earned at least a 3.0 in CHEM B103.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B211 Organic Chemistry I
Fall 2016
An introduction to the basic concepts of organic chemistry, including acid-base principles; functional groups; alkane and cycloalkane structures; alkene reactions; alkynes; dienes and aromatic structures; substitution and elimination reactions; alcohol reactivity; and radical reactions. The laboratory course introduces basic operations in the organic chemistry lab, spectroscopy, and reactions discussed in lecture. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour and laboratory five hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 104 with a grade of at least 2.0.
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B212 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry
Section 001 (Spring 2017): Biological Organic Chemistry
Section 002 (Spring 2016): Biological Organic Chemistry
Section 002 (Spring 2017): Biological Organic Chemistry
Spring 2017
The second semester (biological organic chemistry) is broken into two modules. In the first module, the reactivity of carbonyl carbon is discussed, including ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and derivatives, saccharides and enolate chemistry. Traditional biochemistry coverage begins with the second module. Amino acids (pI, electrophoresis, side chain pKa), protein structure (1°, 2°, 3°, 4°), and enzymatic catalysis, kinetics and inhibition are introduced. The reactivity of the co-enzymes (vitamins) is also covered as individual case studies in bio-organic reactivity. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour and laboratory five hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 211 with a grade of at least 2.0.
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B213 Organic Chemistry II for Chem/Biochemistry Majors
Spring 2017
A student should register for CHEM 213 if they are planning on taking the complementary quarter course, CHEM 214, in the second half of the semester. CHEM 213 mirrors the content of the first module of CHEM 212, Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry. In the first module, the reactivity of carbonyl carbon is discussed, including ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and derivatives, saccharides and enolate chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM B211
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B214 Intermediate Organic Chemistry for Chem/Biochemistry Majors
Spring 2017
A student should register for CHEM 214 if she will be completing CHEM 213 in the first quarter. CHEM 214 deals with intermediate concepts in organic chemistry, including transition-metal catalyzed reactions, molecular orbital theory, and advanced treatment of enolate chemistry with a special emphasis on predicting stereochemical outcomes of reactions.
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B221 Physical Chemistry I
Fall 2016
Introduction to quantum theory and spectroscopy. Atomic and molecular structure; molecular modeling; rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Lecture three hours. Prerequisites: CHEM B104 and MATH B201.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B222 Physical Chemistry II
Spring 2017
Modern thermodynamics, with application to phase equilibria, interfacial phenomena and chemical equilibria; statistical mechanics; chemical dynamics. Kinetic theory of gases; chemical kinetics. Lecture three hours. Prerequisite: CHEM B104 and MATH 201.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B231 Inorganic Chemistry
Spring 2017
Bonding theory; structures and properties of ionic solids; symmetry; crystal field theory; structures, spectroscopy, stereochemistry, reactions and reaction mechanisms of coordination compounds; acid-base concepts; descriptive chemistry of main group elements. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 212.
Course does not meet an Approach
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B242 Biological Chemistry
Fall 2016
The structure, chemistry and function of amino acids, proteins, lipids, polysaccharides and nucleic acids; enzyme kinetics; metabolic relationships of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids, and the control of various pathways. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM B212 or CHEM H222.
Course does not meet an Approach
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Counts toward Health Studies

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CHEM B251 Research Methodology in Chemistry
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Organic and Biochemistry
Fall 2016
This is a laboratory topics course integrating advanced concepts in chemistry from biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Students gain experience in the use of departmental research instruments and in scientific literature searches, quantitative data analysis, record keeping and writing. Prerequisite CHEM B212. Co-requisite: CHEM B221 or B231 or B242. Attendance at departmental colloquia is expected of all students.
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B252 Research Methodology II
Spring 2017
This laboratory course integrates advanced concepts in chemistry from biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Students will gain experience in the use of departmental research instruments and in scientific literature searches, quantitative data analysis, record-keeping, and writing. Attendance at departmental colloquia is expected of all students. Course Prerequisites: CHEM B212. Course Co-requisites: CHEM B222 or CHEM B231 or CHEM B242.
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B311 Advanced Organic Chemistry
Not offered 2016-17
A survey of the methods and concepts used in the synthesis of complex organic molecules. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisites: CHEM 212 and 222.

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CHEM B312 Advanced Organic Chemistry
Fall 2016
Principles of physical organic chemistry with emphasis on reaction mechanisms, reactive intermediates, stereochemistry, and qualitative molecular orbital theory reasoning. Prerequisites: a standard two-semester course in organic chemistry (such as CHEM B211/B212), and some coursework in physical chemistry.

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CHEM B321 Topics: Advanced Physical Chemistry
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Quantum Mechanics
Not offered 2016-17
This is a topics course, course content varies. Lecture/seminar /laboratory three hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 221 and 222 or permission of the instructor.

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CHEM B332 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Bioinorganic Chemistry
Fall 2016
This is a topics course covering topics in advanced inorganic chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and 242 or permission of the instructor.
Current topic description: A survey of metals in biology illustrating structural, enzymatic and pharmaceutical applications of transition metals in biological chemistry and including discussion of structural themes and bonding, reaction types, and catalysis.

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CHEM B334 Organometallic Chemistry
Not offered 2016-17
Fundamental concepts in organometallic chemistry, including structure and bonding, reaction types, and catalysis, and applications to current problems in organic synthesis. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 212 and 231.

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CHEM B345 Advanced Biological Chemistry
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Biochemical Pathways
Not offered 2016-17
This is a topics course. Topics vary. Prerequisite: CHEM B242 or BIOL B375.
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B377 Biochemistry II: Biochemical Pathways and Metabolism
Spring 2017
This course is a continuation of CHEM B242 or BIOL B375. Biochemical pathways involved in cellular metabolism will be explored in molecular detail. Energy producing, degradation, and biosynthetic pathways involving sugars, fats, amino acids, and nucleotides will be discussed with an emphasis on structures and mechanisms, experimental methods, regulation, and integration. Additional topics, drawn from the primary research literature, may be covered. Readings will be drawn from textbooks and from the primary literature and assessments may include oral presentations, problem sets, written examinations, and writing assignments. This is a second course in Biochemistry and assumes a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Biochemistry. Prerequisite: BIO 375 or CHEM 375, or permission of instructor.
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B398 Senior Seminar

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CHEM B399 Senior Seminar

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CHEM B403 Supervised Research
Many individual research projects are available, each under the supervision of a member of the faculty. Laboratory at least 10 hours a week. Oral or written presentations are required at the end of each semester. Suggested Preparation: student must seek permission of faculty supervisor.

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CHEM B403 Supervised Research
Many individual research projects are available, each under the supervision of a member of the faculty. Laboratory at least 10 hours a week. Oral or written presentations are required at the end of each semester. Suggested Preparation: student must seek permission of faculty supervisor.

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CHEM B425 Praxis III: Independent Study
Praxis III courses are Independent Study courses and are developed by individual students, in collaboration with faculty and field supervisors. A Praxis courses is distinguished by genuine collaboration with fieldsite organizations and by a dynamic process of reflection that incorporates lessons learned in the field into the classroom setting and applies theoretical understanding gained through classroom study to work done in the broader community.
Counts toward Praxis Program

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CHEM B511 Advanced Organic Chemistry I
Not offered 2016-17
A survey of the methods and concepts used in the synthesis of complex organic molecules. Lecture three hours a week.

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CHEM B512 Advanced Organic Chemistry
Fall 2016
Principles of physical organic chemistry with emphasis on reaction mechanisms, reactive intermediates, stereochemistry, and qualitative molecular orbital theory reasoning. Prerequisites: a standard two-semester course in organic chemistry (such as BMC Chemistry 211/212), and some coursework in physical chemistry.

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CHEM B515 Topics in Organic Chemistry
Not offered 2016-17
This is a topics course. Topics may vary. Prerequisite: CHEM B242 or equivalent.
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B521 Advanced Physical Chemistry
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Quantum Mechanics
Not offered 2016-17
Quantum mechanics and its application to problems in chemistry. Topics will include molecular orbital theory, density functional theory. Readings and problem sets will be supplemented with material from the current research literature. Students will gain experience with programming in Mathematica. Prerequisites: CHEM 221 and 222 or permission of the instructor. Lecture/seminar three hours per week.

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CHEM B532 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Bioinorganic Chemistry
Fall 2016
This is a topics course covering topics in advanced inorganic chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and 242 or permission of the instructor.
Current topic description: A survey of metals in biology illustrating structural, enzymatic and pharmaceutical applications of transition metals in biological chemistry and including discussion of structural themes and bonding, reaction types, and catalysis.

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CHEM B534 Organometallic Chemistry
Not offered 2016-17
Fundamental concepts in organometallic chemistry, including structure and bonding, reaction types, and catalysis, and applications to current problems in organic synthesis. Lecture three hours a week. Course is open to graduate students and those undergraduates with CHEM B231 or permission from the instructor.

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CHEM B545 Advanced Biological Chemistry
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Biochemical Pathways
Not offered 2016-17
This is a topics course. Topics vary. Prerequisite: Any course in Biochemistry.

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CHEM B577 Biochemistry II: Biochemical Pathways and Metabolism
Not offered 2016-17
This course is a continuation of CHEM B242 or BIOL B375. Biochemical pathways involved in cellular metabolism will be explored in molecular detail. Energy producing, degradation, and biosynthetic pathways involving sugars, fats, amino acids, and nucleotides will be discussed with an emphasis on structures and mechanisms, experimental methods, regulation, and integration. Additional topics, drawn from the primary research literature, may be covered. Readings will be drawn from textbooks and from the primary literature and assessments may include oral presentations, problem sets, written examinations, and writing assignments. This is a second course in Biochemistry and assumes a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Biochemistry. Prerequisite: BIO 375 or CHEM 375, or permission of instructor.

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CHEM B701 Supervised Work
Fall 2016, Spring 2017

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MATH B101 Calculus I
Fall 2016
A first course in one-variable calculus: functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, differentiation formulas, applications of the derivative, the integral, integration by substitution, fundamental theorem of calculus. May include a computer component. Prerequisite: adequate score on calculus placement exam, or permission of the instructor. Students should have a reasonable command of high school algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

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MATH B102 Calculus II
Fall 2016, Spring 2017
A continuation of Calculus I: transcendental functions, techniques of integration, applications of integration, infinite sequences and series, convergence tests, power series. May include a computer component. Math 102 assumes familiarity of the content covered in Math 101 or its equivalent.
Quantitative Methods (QM)

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MATH B201 Multivariable Calculus
Fall 2016
Vectors and geometry in two and three dimensions, partial derivatives, extremal problems, double and triple integrals, vector analysis (gradients, curl and divergence), line and surface integrals, the theorems of Gauss, Green and Stokes. May include a computer component. Prerequisite: MATH 102 or permission of instructor.
Quantitative Methods (QM)

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PHYS B350 Computational Methods in the Physical Sciences
Not offered 2016-17
This course provides an introduction to a variety of computational tools and programming techniques that physical science graduates might encounter in graduate work or employment in STEM-related fields. Tools explored will include both command-line and GUI programming environments, both scripting and scientific programming languages, basic programming concepts such as loops and function calls, and key scientific programming applications such as integration, finding of roots and minima/maxima, least-square fitting, solution of differential equations, boundary-value problems, finite-element analysis, Fourier analysis, matrix operations, Monte Carlo techniques, and possibly neural networks. Where possible, examples will be taken from multiple scientific disciplines, in addition to physics. This course is intended for second semester sophomores, juniors and seniors. Co-requisite: MATH B203 and three units of science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Geology).

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